Geraldine Hoff Doyle: We Take Our Hats (Oops, Bandanas) Off to You

by Matilda Butler on January 1, 2011

Post #23 - Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story by Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

Rosie the Riveter has inspired women for decades. Young women. Older women. Her children. Her grandchildren. Even men. She is our reminder — that quiet voice telling us that indeed, We Can Do It!

There was a real face behind J. Howard Miller’s now-famous World War II. That was the face of Geraldine Hoff (later Doyle). Her photograph was taken by a news wire cameraman while she was working and later chosen by Miller as the inspiration for the poster he created.

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Let’s all honor Geraldine Hoff Doyle by living the strength, courage, and empowerment that she represents.

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1 MAVI ALULQUOY 08.30.11 at 9:44 pm

I TRY EVERYDAY TO LIVE UP TO ROSIE THE RIVETER AND CHALLENGE MYSELF. IF IT’S LANDSCAPING OR WORKING ON MY 66 CHEVY IMPALA. SHE WAS A BIG INSPIRATION TO ME AND STILL IS, AND I WILL INSPIRE THE SAME TO MY GRAND KIDS AND THE GENERATIONS TO COME. thank you for your time.
MAVI ALULQUOY

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